?" – HelenlizYour best answersOver-the-counter remedies can ease the physical symptoms It’s nice to know I am not the only one who suffers with pre-race nerves. I too have to go to the toilet several times before a race, which has the tendency to leave me hungry
You've trained wisely and eaten well - but you just can't shake those pre-race nerves. So how can you work on mental preparation? To find out, I teamed up with researchers from Sheffield, Oxford, Manchester, Reading and Wolverhampton universities
Q Ive been running for just over a year and have recently started entering races. The thing is that as soon as I stand on the start line, Im always overcome with nerves. I feel queasy and my legs shake, and Im sure this is affecting my race
's pretty special and any pressure is kind of deserved, that's how I choose to look at it.Well done on an amazing season. You always make winning look incredibly easy, do you still get pre-race nerves?Sometimes. It's always worse at the first few races
Lausanne Grand Prix, Usain Bolt still went on to run the fourth-fastest 200m in history. Harness nervous energy – turn fear into fast times by overhauling your attitude to nerves. Rather than viewing nerves as a handicap, think of them as a sign that you
The Fear: Tackling Hard HillsThe Fix: Put it in PerpectiveIn a race, focus on the fact that the hill makes up a tiny percentage of the race distance, advises running coach and former Boston Marathon winner Lisa Rainsberger. To conquer your dread of hill repeats in training, Rain...
ASICS PRO Team sports psychologist Dr Victor Thompson shares top strategies for setting targets, beating race day nerves and debriefing after the event.Whether it's a 5K or a spring marathon, your first race or your fiftieth, Dr Thompson's tips
strategies for coping with race day nerves - and the pressure of being the 2012 Olympic triathlon favourite.Do you have a strategy going into the Olympic qualification races?I'd like it to be a hard swim, hard bike, hard run - but I've got to prepared
If you've spent the last three months with filthy trainers in the hall, half-thawed bags of frozen peas in the kitchen and training schedules pinned to the wall of the downstairs loo, the chances are you're a long-suffering supporter of a marathoner. Your final challenge: to ge...
Q I suffered from pain in my hip and back for about 12 months. Then my back suddenly stiffened completely while I was out running and I had to stop. It has been variously diagnosed as a slipped disc and a trapped L4 nerve, but after treatment
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